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    Letter From The Surgery

    I wondered how many of you received a letter recently from your local health centre or GP’s surgery, with regards to being at “higher risk than the rest of the population of developing more severe complications in relation to COVID 19”?

    ranald
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    #186606
    Reply To: Letter From The Surgery

    Well I have not, so I am not sure if I should be pleased or not. I have three potential candidates, but perhaps I am one of those who are expendable.

    Mike

    So many love songs, so little love.

    embayweather embayweather
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    #186613
    Reply To: Letter From The Surgery

    I got a Gov text.

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

    Cat Cat
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    #186633
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    I received my text yesterday.

    A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams

    sar78 sar78
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    #186642
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    I also got a text whilst I was out with the dog telling me not to go out. What happened to the once a day for exercise thing? Sod that, I need to get food in sometime in the next three months! We all know there are no delivery slots in the near future. Johnson said the other day we could get essential groceries and take one exercise period a day, as long as we stayed away from other people.

    ranald
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    #186678
    Reply To: Letter From The Surgery

    Forgot to look.

    Thanks for reminding me.

    Yes. The text is there.

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #186681
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    Text…..not Test.

    Cannot edit posts for some reason?

    "Even if you are not paranoid, it does not mean they are not out to get you!".

    taungfox
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    #186715
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    Today I got a proper letter in addition to Monday’s text.

    A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.” - Douglas Adams

    sar78 sar78
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    #186718
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    Depending on the contents of the text, I think it went to everyone. The one that says ‘New rules are in force now: you must stay at home’.

    JonoWhitehead JonoWhitehead
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    #187168
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    Hi all, I received a text followed by an NHS letter and another from the government. Since then I’ve received 2 emails from supermarkets giving me priority slots. Also have been sent parcels. On the text /letter there is a number 08000288327.and Web address. http://Www.gov.uk/coronavirus – extremely – vulnerable. To register with. Hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. Candy crush and solitaire keeps me distracted.

    Crazy cat
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    #187171
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    Glad to hear you are getting support CC but I wonder if others are being missed out? I got the letter, text, and the HMG one about hand washing etc, but no offer of help or food parcels etc. I just go the the supermarket like everyone else. I also walk my dog once a day, after dark when he can get off his lead.

    I’m not bothered about food parcels, but worry that if I am missed out, what about some really vulnerable person also being overlooked?

    ranald
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    #187174
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    I’m glad to here you can go to the shops like every body else, but I don’t drive, and don’t live near the shops and have been unable to get an online shopping slot. But as you are on this forum. You cannot speak for everybody else as all of our needs are different and as I live alone and don’t have family nearby my only option would be to get on a bus that is definitely not an option as my condition is opmd. Cc

    Crazy cat
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    #187175
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    I intended to say that if I am being overlooked, then what are the chances others more vulnerable are also being overlooked. That is a concern is it not?

    ranald
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    #187177
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    I too was concerned that people are being overlooked and that already being on ventilation wasn’t a guarantee you would be counted on high risk group or be lettered. It is also more than just the access to these food box deliveries which take initially 10 days to arrive.

    I have now received a reply from my MSPs office. The recommendation was to write to your GP requesting to be but on the Shielding list if you are not included in the criteria of the 6 listed.

    If you have not received a letter from the Scottish Gov. Call or email your local council to get added to the similar ‘wellbeing’ list. In case of English Gov I believe you can register online with patient number on the gov website.

    """""""What doesn't kill you makes you stronger""""""

    Cat Cat
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    #187179
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    I hate to be so negative, but I fear there will be confused elderly people who just sit at home with bare cupboards, not having the presence of mind to seek help. I worry too for the mentally impaired who live alone.

    ranald
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    #187180
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    I too worry about all those vulnerable people out there which is why I put the contact details on the reply hoping others would see it and would be prompted to seek the necessary help. The one thing that this pandemic has taught us is how extremely fragile everyone is. Cc

    Crazy cat
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    #187182
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    In our area Gps are advising that itis not they who put you on the list but 111. 111 are taking the view that it is not they who put you on the list but Gps! we are advised we can do on online, ourselves. Many folk cannot get online because they do not have the training or indeed a computer. For these vulnerable folk life is even harder. I would beg the the authorities not to assume that everyone in the country is internet connected. There are still huge difficulties for many, especially in the country areas. Thankfully my wife can do the shopping after she comes off shift, and she also buys for others too. I would starve if I was alone.
    I tried to get my meds a couple of days ago. The queue for the village pharmacy stretched some 50 m around the car park. Thankfully I had a seat. The weather was beautiful and the nearly an hour wait was not too much of a burden, but what will happen when the weather changes? Who will line up in the wet ?
    uch has not been thought through.

    Mike

    So many love songs, so little love.

    embayweather embayweather
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    #187184
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    Hi Mike, I received my letter from my gp.i have heard that you should also contact your neurologist who will be able to put you on the list. As for prescriptions my gp gave me the name of a pharmacy that delivers as the one I currently get mine from doesn’t. I would also like to say what a fantastic thing your wife is doing and the many other people who have been great and are going above and beyond.

    Crazy cat
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    #187187
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    I got my Scottish Government letter today, but it seems my CHI number isn’t recognised, I just get told in reply to enter my CHI number to register! I will phone my local council when they open next. (The CHI number is a ten digit number. The letter misses out the first zero, giving only a nine digit number. Neither ten or nine digits when entered seem to work)

    ranald
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    #187189
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    Hi ranald, I presume that’s the same as the NHS number, when registering it asks for your number but says don’t worry if you don’t it and carry on with the rest of the questions, I don’t know whether it’s the same in Scotland. Apologies for not answering emails that I’ve received from everyone but I’m absolutely rubbish with technology. Cc

    Crazy cat
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